Saturday, June 02, 2018

The Amazing Salp

A Fisherman Caught This Bizarre Creature In New Zealand, You Should See What It Turned Out To Be.

A salp (Salpa fusiformis) is a planktonic tunicate that travels through the ocean by funnelling water through its clear body.


No secrets in this little guy's life.


Sandee said...

Wow, what an amazing find.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

cube said...

Sandee: Those transparent critters can make themselves known. Salps don't have stinger cells (nematocysts) but jellyfish do. I was in chest-high water once when I saw orange vertical stripes and nothing else. It came up to me and BOOM I was stung. To this day I fear orange vertical stripes.

Adrienne said...

Perfect for a light dinner...

cube said...

Adrienne: Lol. Yes, very light. Like Jello.

LL said...

Maybe Bill Cosby can sell them from his cell since he did so well with Jello. It might go like this:

(camera zooms between the bars for a close up of Cosby)

"Hi, I'm Bill Cosby and most of you know me as America's Dad. There used to be a statue of me at Disneyland. But I'm here to tell you about the nutritional value of salps. It's like Jello that tastes like fish."

(Announcer takes over)

That's right Bill, and when you want to impress woman at a bar, slip her a salp, and let the fireworks begin.

Jan said...

Nature continues to amaze

Kid said...

No end to the diversity of life on Earth that continues to evolve. (Micro evolution)

DaBlade said...

"Salps are planktonic tunicates." They are also spineless. The one pictured is named Anderson Cooper.

messymimi said...

Fascinating critter, and quite strange looking. The oceans hsve so much more for us to discover.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Men who fish from glass-bottom boat can't even see that fish! Cool thing! Thanks

cube said...

DaBlade: OMG Spineless AND democrat. You win the best of priize tonight.

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cube said...

Messymimi: There is a world out there that we didn't even know about.

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